"I could not listen to the entire budget speech of (Finance Minister) Arun Jaitley, but heard the parts relating to agriculture, health and education. The finance minister deserves applause on these counts," he told reporters in Patna.
The JD(U) chief lauded Mr Jaitley's announcement that the minimum support price for Kharif crops would be calculated by adding 50 per cent to the production cost and that a similar formula would be adopted for the other crops.
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